Britain's best fish and chip shops

Did your favourite chippie make the list?

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Drumroll, please: the finalists in this year's National Fish and Chip awards have been announced, revealing the top 10 fish and chip restaurants in the country.

To celebrate the legendary double act, the Sea Fish Industry Authority have put together a list of top chippies bidding for first place, as part of the competition's 30th anniversary.

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Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Sea Fish, said: "We Brits have had a love affair with fish and chips for well over a century, with the somewhat humble dish of white, flaky fish coated in crispy batter with a side of hot, fluffy chips now renowned as Britain's national dish.

"For most of us, the love of fish and chips is much more than the food itself; it's the nostalgic memories of seaside holidays with the family or Friday night suppers after a hard week that come to mind.

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"With few being able to resist the mouth-watering combination, the awards ensure that high-quality standards are upheld so that future generations can enjoy our nation's favourite takeaway.

"The skill and dedication of our 10 finalists this year is outstanding – they are a true representation of our industry and sum up perfectly why British fish and chips are, and will always be, the best in the world."

The shops will now compete in the last round of judging to be named top dog in the fish and chip world.

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The winner will be announced on 25 January 2018.

Here's the first of the 10 finalists, did your local make it in?

Cromars Classic Fish & Chips in St Andrews, Fife (Scotland)

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Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips in Hirwaun, Rhonda Cynon Taff (Wales)

At Penaluna's they only buy fish that has been processed and frozen at sea, within 6 hours of being caught.

Talk about guaranteed freshness.

The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon, County Tyrone (Northern Ireland)

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The Dolphin has won Northern Ireland's fish and chip shop of the year three years running.

Millers Fish & Chips in Haxby, North Yorkshire (North East England)

Credits: www.markbickerdike.co.uk

www.markbickerdike.co.uk

This family run fish and chip shop is now in its fourth generation.

Fylde Fish Bar in Southport, Merseyside (North West England)

Credits: GRAHAM MORETON

GRAHAM MORETON

The locally grown Maris Piper potatoes at Fylde Fish bat are cooked in less that one per cent trans fat oil, making you feel just a tad less guilty.

The Golden Carp Chippy in Redditch, Worcestershire (Midlands)

A large cod at The Golden Carp is £4.60 - bargain.

Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Eastern England)

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www.photosbydesign.co.uk

Burton Road Chippy was the winner of the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award in 2015.

Henley's of Wivenhoe in Wivenhoe, Colchester (London & South East England)

Food Critic and Writer Tom Parker-Bowles called the fish and chips at Henley's of Wivenhoe 'perfection'.

Captain's Fish and Chips in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (Central & Southern England)

Credits: Steve Beeston

Steve Beeston

Captain's have a £5 cod and chips lunchtime deal - amazing.

Harbourside Fish & Chips in Plymouth, Devon (South & West England)

Credits: Matt Gilley Photography 2017-All rights reserved.

Matt Gilley Photography 2017-All rights reserved.

Manager at Harbourside, Tom Hughes, became the best young male fryer in the UK in the 2014 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Last year's top prize went to the Kingfisher Fish & Chips in Chaddlewood, Plympton, near Plymouth in Devon.

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